MSA Safety

  • Co-op: Supply Chain Specialist, Distribution (Spring/Summer)

    Job Location(s) US-PA-Murrysville
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/10/2019 10:20 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Number of Vacancies
    Global Supply Chain
  • Overview

    Established in 1914, MSA is the world's leading manufacturer of safety products designed to protect people throughout the world. Working along experienced supply chain professionals in the Murrysville, PA facility, co-ops and interns have a unique opportunity to apply their academic learning to products that protect lives in communities around the world.  A supply chain co-op will contribute to the operational excellence at MSA by collaborating on the following tasks:



    • Procuring purchased material from suppliers by negotiating price, quantity and delivery of material. This includes expediting or deferring material with suppliers to meet unforeseen changes in demand.
    • Scheduling and directing suppliers by utilizing supply chain management techniques. Goal is to maintain target levels of inventory to meet customer demand, while efficiently utilizing the inventory. 
    • Assisting Global Sourcing on development of the annual PIDC Site Specific Sourcing plan which outlines sourcing projects planned for the year as well as results of those sourcing projects. Undertake sourcing projects that result in cost reductions for PIDC as well as any other assigned cost reduction projects.
    • Analyze material data in order to drive consolidation of spend by commodities / suppliers and have the best mix of suppliers that will provide MSA Murrysville with the leverage of volume. Using supplier scorecards, review suppliers based against pre-defined criteria in the areas of quality, performance and delivery. Area of concern should be addressed with suppliers along with an appropriate action plan for resolution or removal. 
    • Establishing contracts with suppliers that are in alignment with the corporate terms and conditions
    • Participating on New Product Development (NPD) Teams to provide input regarding the procurement of product and stocking of material at the Consumer Finished Good location.
    • Establishing safety stock levels for raw materials through collaboration with Marketing, Sales, and Operations and analysis of SAP data. 
    • Effectively representing functional area on cross-functional teams.



    Special knowledge, skills and abilities required:


    • Clear written and verbal communication
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks with organizational and analytical skills
    • Interpersonal relationship skills
    • Proficient use of Excel and Word


    Education and experience required:


      • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management and have completed at least one semester of Sophomore year


      • Experience using SAP, Access and PowerPoint

    If you would like to make an impact to ensure that Men and Women  may work in safety and that they, their families, and their communities may live in health throughout the world, we want to hear from you!





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